CFT Dive Medicine Course

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS COURSE – NOW TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

Irish Underwater Council one day course for doctors who are qualified divers wishing to join a IUC panel to assess medical fitness to dive. Please contact medical@diving.ie.

Irish Underwater Council Dive Medical Course, Cavan General Hospital November 25 2017.
Start Time: 10am
Location: Conference Hall, CGH.

CME has been applied for this course, 6 CME points for course and 4 CME points for pre-course reading.
There will be web access for all participants for the duration of this course , please bring your laptop/tablet.
There will be an open book course assessment at the end of this course and a certificate of attendance / achievement will be issued to course participants. All participants can have their name included on the IUC medical examiners list.

Suggested Accommodation for those wishing to stay overnight:
Farnham Estate Hotel (previously Farnham Radisson) 5 minutes from CGH. Nice resort hotel with Spa facilities. Good woodland walks and 18 hole golf. Has a good restaurant .
Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Rd. , Cavan . Has a pool and gym .
Kilmore Hotel , Dublin Rd. , Cavan . Very popular wedding venue. Good carvery lunches . Popular country music venue.

Course will be delivered by:

Prof James Hayes , Clinical Director CGH and Respiratory Physician with an interest in Occupational Respiratory Disorders.
Mr Dermott Moynihan , National Diving Officer , IUC .
Dr Richard O ‘ Regan , Medical Advisor , IUC.
Ms Bernie Walsh , Clinical Nurse Specialist ( Respiratory) , CGH .

Preliminary Timetable
Introduction
Dive Physics & gas laws.
Dive Physiology.
Dive Equipment.
The IUC Fitness to Dive system.
The UKDMC fitness to dive medical requirements.
Other Fitness to Dive Medical Standards.
Diving with asthma .
Diving with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.
Other Medical issues and diving.

There will be a practical session in the Pulmonary Function/Respiratory Lab.
There will be an opportunity for a try dive in a local heated pool, please indicate if you are interested . All equipment will be supplied, just bring your togs/ shorty wetsuit .

There is no charge for this course. Lunch will be provided to all participants.

Suggested pre-course reading , all can be downloaded from their respective websites.
UKDMC Guidelines*
Wikipedia ~ Dive Physics , Dive Physiology.*
UK Health & Safety Executive Diver Medical Guidelines.
PADI / Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Diver Medical Guidelines .
DAN Europe Medical Guidelines .
South Pacific Underwater Medical Society ( SPUMS) Medical guidelines.
Please read these two at least *.

IF ANY MEDICALLY QUALIFIED SCUBA DIVERS ARE INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY ASAP.